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June 18, 2021

India Godhra train blaze verdict: 31 convicted

A special court in the western Indian state of Gujarat has found 31 people guilty of setting fire to a passenger train in the town of Godhra in 2002, BBC reports. The court acquitted 63 other people of conspiracy and murder. The Sabarmati Express was attacked by a Muslim mob killing 59 people, mainly Hindu pilgrims. The attack led to some of the worst riots seen in India and left more than 1,000 people, mainly Muslims, dead.

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